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West Indies v Pakistan

Today is the start of another away series for Pakistan, where both teams are even Stevens since both;
1. Wants a direct entry to 2019 CWC
2. Want to improve their records
3. Wants to carry on the momentum to up coming Champions TrophyOn paper, Pakistan's record looks much stable but like we all saw in recently concluded PSL where QG team combination just before the finals was disturbed, whereas PZ was with full strength, so my point was the team whose combination would be stable will win, and for that I'd rate Windies for it since they have been playing as a team and this is a second series with almost the same combination, whereas Pakistan team on the contrary is new, no doubt vibrant but like I always heard a term especially from the Indian Commentators, The Trust Factor where when a team plays with a particular combination, management team and other relatees start to trust a particular player, bowler etc, that thing isn't available for Pakistan, whereas Windies have tes…
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West Indies v Pakistan 2017 - T20I series

Tomorrow marks the start for Pakistan's first foreign trip after PSL 2017, according to Pakistan time, it'd start at 9.30 pm Pakistan Time. After seeing the Caribbean Boys at this years PSL, I was expecting something extra but than I remembered that the current Windies outfit and the boys played at PSL were two different outfits. But most importantly both teams are equally poised as both are both are in their bleak, means it'd be anyone's game whatsoever, as both teams are mercurial and on their day both can have havoc on their opposite's camp.T20I squad for Pakistan
Sarfraz Ahmed             (captain/wicket keeper)Ahmed Shehzad           (batsman)            Babar Azam                 (batsman)Fakhar Zaman              (batsman)Hasan Ali                     (all-rounder)Imad Wasim                (all-rounder)Kamran Akmal            (wicket keeper)Mohammad Hafeez     (batsman cum right arm spinner)Mohammad Nawaz     (bowler…

Younus Khan and 'The Pakistan Cup'

As far as the only thing going on in Pakistan cricket, is 'The Pakistan Cup' itself, and like in the preceding article, I wasn't hopeful with it, because it was being organized as a formality, not with interest or passion, which if required for the organization of a tournament which was supposed to be a World Cup sorta tournament for Pakistan cricket, but staging it only in Faisalabad is what I am skeptical, because a tournament representing Pakistan, should be organized in different cities of Pakistan on Home and Away basis, where we could had utilized underutilized vicinity like Hyderabad, Sheikhupura, etc. but because this tournament is being staged as a FORMALITY only, therefore such opportunities doesn't matter at all for these buffoons.

As far as the title is concerned, Younus Khan aka YK has left 'TPC' citing misbehavior of umpire, which also exposes the incompetent umpires in our SO CALLED domestic cricket.

Peace.

The Pakistan Cup

So called PCB management now initiated 'Pakistan Cup', on the screen it looks like a good one but in longer run it wont be beneficial because of many things. Reason Involvement of peopleMarketing of this event was done in hurry, as if one night they got a dream the same day, they started the program.There is no criteria for watching the game on the stadium, because the main purpose for events like that should be first to bring the crowd to the stadium, secondly grooming the youngsters. We don't want an All Stars IX. Lack of media Ok, many media houses are sponsoring them, but what about social media? Why isn't a hash tag or something more of that was defined? Here we have to present this as a product, which could be used as a yardstick for future programs. Future domestic program  There should be a future domestic program drafted for Pakistan cricket so that we as fans of Pakistan cricket should also be involved like after office hours going to the stadium for watchi…

World T20 for Pakistan

Today marks the anniversary for Pakistan winning Cricket World Cup 1992, in Australia. Similarly a memorandum for Pakistan AGAIN not making a spot in next round for two successive world T20 event. It is a shame whatsoever, because it WAS supposed to be a team which was powerful enough to Topsy Turvy any side,but now the way team is slowing down on crucial moments and not accelerating on the right time is something hurting us as Pakistani cricket fans; that too on the anniversary of 1992 cricket world cup triumph. What to do? Initially, (it's my personal opinion) have mercy on Pakistan cricket and stop 'commercial'ism for the time being and invest on domestic cricket which means the new breed, because monopoly in every aspect hurts, and obviously post 2012, this decay algorithm has been deteriorated and similarly we are, as Wasim Akram said 10 years behind to even Bangladesh, India two times ahead of even Bangladesh and we lie behind Bangladesh. Self exile Pakistan cric…

World T20 2016 Pakistan v India clash

Today, I was talking with a colleague of mine at the office, like me he was also a skeptic and was not expecting much of positive result for Pakistan, not because Mauka Mauka but the fact was fragile batting. I agreed with him that no doubt we batted pretty well against Bangladesh, but still if we also go through the recent history of Indian cricket when they have been down, they have returned with flying Colours.Many of sentimental colleagues of mine were saying Pakistan will thrash them out for sure, being a Pakistani I myself wants the same but Hazaro KhuwahishainAisi, because whatever happened to India against the untested Spin Trio of New Zealand has gone, and off late I have seen India going away off such or similar situation on regular. So useless to say, India on paper and on ground the best team to take the game. Because given the situation, India will go for the kill, and like Saurav Ganguly said, the conditions and the pitch will suit India more than Pakistan. The only thin…

Get rid of Najam Sethi

He might be king of 'chidya', hijacker of original PSL idea, but still instead of bringing goods, he has brought more of a manace to Pakistan cricket. We started losing to Bangladesh in 2015 but I was seeing their gradual improvement from 2010 T20 world event, were they sleeping all these times? If the cycle of WT20 goes as it is going since 2010, when 2009 hosts win 2010, 2010 hosts win 2012, 2012 hosts win 2014, God forbid now Bangladesh. Even if they improved, so this is on your part that why didn't you improve from the time being. There's management for everything, and this is lame excuse that we didn't get home conditions. India didn't had lanky quick bowlers but because of their management, they have earned it. Where were your skills? The only skills I saw were of sycophancy. I'll never forgive you how you supported the Big 3. And I am curious why isn't an inquiry being set on you why you supported them. You came as a mafia, hijacked and tamed. Co…